Reminder: Ritchie to Host Drive-Thru Drug Take Back Event Wednesday

Patty Ritchie

October 11, 2021

Event to Take Place in Watertown

State Senator Patty Ritchie is reminding people she will host a “Drive-Thru Drug Take Back” event on Wednesday, October 13th in an effort to help people clean out their medicine cabinets, protect the environment and improve community safety, 

The event, which is being made possible with assistance from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, will take place from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Watertown Municipal Arena Parking Lot (600 William T. Field Drive).

“This event is the perfect opportunity for people to easily clean out their medicine cabinets—they’ll simply have to drive-through and drop their prescription medications,” said Senator Patty Ritchie. “I’m hopeful those who have expired or unwanted medications in their homes will attend this event and be part of the effort to protect the environment, as well as community safety.”

At the events, any unused or expired medications will be accepted, with the exception of needles, syringes and liquids. Those who cannot attend can click here for information on where prescription drugs can safely be disposed of. 

In addition to Wednesday’s event, Senator Ritchie will also host a “Drive-Thru Drug Take Back” on October 21st in Ogdensburg. The event, which is being made possible with assistance from the City of Ogdensburg Police Department, will run from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the Richard G. Lockwood Civic Center Parking Lot (141 West River Street).